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Drinking Water System Changes

reportingThe Public Water System Change Application is used to capture information necessary for Drinking Water Program staff to review and approve proposed construction, addition, or alteration at a Public Water System involving the source, treatment, or storage of water.

When requesting review and approval of water system change, please complete the application and provide applicable information as requested. Not all questions on this application will apply to your project. If a question or request for information is not applicable to the project being reviewed, simply note this on the application.

Drinking Water System Change Application (pdf)

Large scale projects for which plans and specifications have been prepared by an engineering firm (standpipes/reservoirs, entire treatment plant construction/modification, pump/booster station designs) may submit the prepared plans and specifications in place of the Drinking Water System Change Application. The proposal must include a reason for the project, the estimated project schedule, and a statement by the system’s Primary Operator acknowledging approval of the proposed plan.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this application process, please call 207-287-2070.

Please note that the Drinking Water Program has 30 days to review your application and provide approval. Submit your application as soon as possible to prevent delaying your anticipated start date. No changes can be made to the water system before written approval is received from the DWP.

This application is not intended for Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) projects. For DWSRF projects, submit project plans and specs to the DWP Project Manager for that project. For questions on this, email Nathan Saunders or at 287-5685.